Google+ Hangouts Get Remote Support, Now You Can Chat While Helping Out Friends and Family

Posted by: on June 26, 2013 at 8:21 pm
Google+ Hangouts Get Remote Support, Now You Can Chat While Helping Out Friends and Family

It’s not that I don’t have any friends, I was just too impatient to wait for someone to connect to me.

Google+ Hangouts, that cool video chat software that lets you virtually hang out with friends, got a little cooler today. While in a Hangout, you’ll notice an app on the left to start a remote desktop session. Once the other party accepts the invite, you can start clicking away on their computer pretty darn quick. Read the rest of this article…

The New Tabs in Gmail Suck

Posted by: on June 25, 2013 at 8:14 pm
The New Tabs in Gmail Suck

You’re worthless!

At the beginning of June, Gmail started rolling out its new tabbed inbox. I thought it was cool at first, but now it’s just a pain in the ass. Let me start off by saying that I don’t label a lot of my email and that could be one of the reasons but also, there’s really no need to label mail. Let me break it down. Read the rest of this article…

Facebook Home Is Dead

Posted by: on June 25, 2013 at 2:03 pm
Facebook Home Is Dead

They just couldn’t make it work out.

Facebook Home is an interesting idea. Notice I didn’t say that in the past tense because their effort is still ongoing with monthly updates now three months after it debuted. Their Android launcher/conversion kit was built on a lot of interesting ideas within Facebook and designed for the user who really just uses their phone to check on friend statuses and News Feeds. Unfortunately, it looks like much of that initial spice is gone now and it’s going to be an even tougher uphill battle to get things done. Here’s what happened.

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Facebook Has #Hashtags Now, But Are You Using Them?

Posted by: on June 24, 2013 at 8:16 pm
Facebook Has #Hashtags Now, But Are You Using Them?

#noonecares

Twitter launched with hashtag functionality and the ecosystem – from users to developers – learned to use them. There’s a place for them on Twitter, but what about Facebook? I used to laugh at people on Zuckerberg’s network that used hashtags. What is this, Twitter? Get out of here with you hashtags! Years later, Facebook rolled out Graph Search, which is hardly impressive on its own, but adding hashtags to that mix seems to be the best option to get people to use it. But are they? Read the rest of this article…

Should You Ditch Vine For Instagram Video? Here’s 5 Reasons Why

Posted by: on June 20, 2013 at 5:37 pm
Should You Ditch Vine For Instagram Video? Here’s 5 Reasons Why

The answer is ‘yes’.

After today’s ruckus about Instagram video and obviously copying Vine and whatever, the real question still stands: does Instagram make a superior product? Does Zuckerberg’s dominion over this fiefdom guarantee its success when something like their Snapchat clone – Poke – falls off the Earth in a matter of moments? Here’s 5 reasons why Instagram video is here to stay and why you should ditch that silly ol’ Vine.

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John McAfee Teaches Us How to Uninstall McAfee Antivirus [VIDEO]

Posted by: on June 19, 2013 at 11:02 pm
John McAfee Teaches Us How to Uninstall McAfee Antivirus [VIDEO]

This is what you’re in for…

In what some may consider NSFW, John McAfee, the founder of one of the most hated antivirus software programs on the market, has released a comedy video about uninstalling McAfee Antivirus. John McAfee hasn’t been affiliated with the titular software for over 15 years, but he claims he still gets emails asking how to remove the program. Read the rest of this article…

Thumbs-On With The New Minuum Keyboard, The Next Best Thing For Android Typing?

Posted by: on June 19, 2013 at 11:47 am
Thumbs-On With The New Minuum Keyboard, The Next Best Thing For Android Typing?

It’s time to begin again!

Two months ago, Toronto-based Whirlscape went to Indiegogo to get their new Minuum virtual keyboard made for Android. The premise was simple – compress the entire keyboard into a single line that didn’t take up 40% of your display’s real estate – but it was obvious there was a lot of masterful engineering required behind the scenes, much of it done in time for their pitch. Despite the Play Store’s best attempts to hold it back, the beta keyboard is now finally getting out and about and I’ve now had my time with it. So how does it work?

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These Are The 12 Browser Tabs I Open 5 Days A Week

Posted by: on June 6, 2013 at 1:17 pm
These Are The 12 Browser Tabs I Open 5 Days A Week

It’s a lot of them!

Even though tabbed browsing didn’t arrive until the mid-aughts, that still didn’t stop me from keeping a large number of web sites open at any time growing up on the internet. Writing for FleshEatingZipper professionally, I’ve accumulated even more tabs to entrance me on a regular basis! So, without further ado, these are the 12 web sites/extensions that I have open on a regular basis. For reference: Google Chrome is my weapon of choice.

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4 Reasons Why Windows 8.1 Will Be Worth The Update

Posted by: on June 5, 2013 at 10:16 am
4 Reasons Why Windows 8.1 Will Be Worth The Update

They could’ve named it something cool, like, I don’t know, Blue?

Windows 8.1, formerly known as Windows Blue, is set to be released as a preview on June 26th for everyone to get their little mice/hands on. Long-rumored, but now in the wide blue open. Normally, major feature updates would have to wait for major service pack updates, but Microsoft is learning a lot from their competition in bringing out much faster, hard-hitting updates. We’re not too hip on the Start button coming back to the desktop view, but there are definitely some neat features coming that you should be excited for. Here are four of them, with a full video preview at the end!

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3 Things Google Glass Needs To Do Before I’ll Buy It

Posted by: on June 3, 2013 at 9:56 pm
3 Things Google Glass Needs To Do Before I’ll Buy It

Oh hey, you. How’s it going?

Developers and a few thousand people are currently the only ones in the world sporting Google Glass and I can’t help but think whether or not I would buy a pair. So I came up with a list of things that I’d like to see before I put up my money. Read the rest of this article…